Treadmill Desk: The Answer to Healthy Working Conditions?

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Treadmill Desk


I have never been enthusiastic about working at a desk, especially since I started working from home. When I used to have my own place, I had the most comfortable couch on earth. I am not exaggerating. All my friends who used to visit would immediately sit down, put their feet up, and promptly feel sleepy – if not totally fall asleep. There is also the fact that that couch was ginormous. It could easily sleep three people!

Then there’s the bed. Oh, don’t even get me started on the bed. It just calls my name, whether I am sleepy or not. Then again, if my friends can be believed, I am ALWAYS sleepy.

Needless to say, the table or desk has always been my last priority when it comes to writing. Now I am not saying that working at a desk does not make me more productive. The several times I have done proved to be good working days. It’s just that I like my comfort. :) Continue reading

Jabba the Hutt Cupcake

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Jabba the Hutt Cupcake

We all love cupcakes, but I do not know if you would want to get a piece of this Jabba the Hutt cupcake.1 While I do know full well that one should not always judge food by how it looks, the fondant/icing just makes me think of the frogs I see outside when it’s raining. Still, one can’t deny that this is an awesome piece of work. So, Jabba the Hutt cupcake, anyone?

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Edgar Allan Poe Hungover Shirt

Always on the lookout for the next cool geek t-shirt? If you are into literature, then you will certainly appreciate this Edgar Allan Poe Hungover Shirt. Designed by Teo Zirinis, the t-shirt is supposed to portray the infamous Edgar Allan Poe after a drinking binge. Or during one, perhaps.

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Edgar Allan Poe Hungover Shirt

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Darth Vader Gets Married

Couple Annabelle & Chong Wai of Singapore exchanged wedding vows following a theme that countless other couples have used in the past. This couple have taken things to a whole new level, with the groom dressing up as Darth Vader himself.

I have no particular love for Darth Vader, but then again, I have not watched any of the Star Wars movies in full!

The video, courtesy of Mayad Studios1, shows just how much fun everyone had at the wedding. I dare say that this couple will have a long lived marriage, if only for their sense of humor and same level of weirdness.

After all, that’s what it is all about, isn’t it? In this crazy world, you find someone as crazy as you are and you create a crazy life together. Star Wars fans, enjoy!

Annabelle and Chong Wai from Mayad Studios on Vimeo.

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Experience

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They say experience is the best teacher. I say it is only if you learn. Then again, that poster seems to make more sense. Why learn the hard way when you can learn vicariously?

Seriously, though, this quote from one of my favorite authors encapsulates experience like nothing else.

Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn. ~ C. S. Lewis

Siri and Microsoft Tellme Compared

Siri might very well be the most sought after personal assistant in the world. When Apple announced her presence in the newest of the iPhone models, people were scrambling about to get their hands on her. Developers and manufacturers of other smartphones were also, understandably, wanting to show that they can outdo Siri and everything she stands for.

More recently, the Internet has been abuzz with news about the claims of Craig Mundie, the Chief Research and Strategy Officer of Microsoft. He has been saying that they got “there” first. That is, for over a year, the Windows Phone has supposedly had a Siri-like functionality: Microsoft Tellme. It’s just that the hype was not the same, and people might not have discovered it. Not to mention that only a handful uses the Windows Phone.

So what is the truth? Are Siri and Microsoft Tellme the same? Here’s a video of the two functionalities compared. You tell me if Siri and Microsoft Tellme are comparable.

Old Spice’s Bear Deodorant Protector

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Bear Deodorant Protector

The Old Spice Guy was a definite hit, no matter how silly his videos were (are). Or perhaps, it’s the ridiculousness of it all that got people into the hype. We have not heard from the Old Spice Guy in a while, though, and that brief encounter with Fabio can safely be labeled a flop.

It is but to be expected, then, that the makers of the classic deodorant/aftershave lotion come up with some new to catch the attention of consumers. I am not so sure that they are going to succeed with the Bear Deodorant Protector, however. Continue reading

Cherpumple: Cherry Pie + Apple Pie + Pumpkin Pie + CAKE

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Cherpumple

From Neatorama1:

“It is a called a cherpumple, and it represents all that remains good and right in this fallen world. Pastry chef David Lowery made this 21 lb. 10 oz. concoction for guests at the Grand Geneva Resort in Wisconsin. I feel a rekindling of hope for the human race because we can still do great things like this.”

Good Lord, is all I can say. I am a sucker for apple pie. I even almost cried once when I ordered a “solo apple pie” and got something that would not even feed a bird. But that’s a different story.

I’d eat pumpkin pie any day. Cherry pie – I am not so sure. But a CHERPUMPLE?

Amazing.

This cake is NOT a lie, boys and girls.

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